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Russia-China Gas Deal

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

This deal will cause panic in Europe, but China will not offer the same high prices and volumes that the European market offers. Europe is still the main market for Russia. The deal should push Europe to identify alternative gas sources.

The European Parliamentary Elections Provide Stability and Warnings

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Having such a powerful 50-million-people political and economic partner should be a source of admiration rather than denigration by the American people.

Crisis Has Been Overcome, Even if Europe Is Still Not Out of the Woods

Volker Kauder | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Volker Kauder

Today -- shortly before the European elections -- we all can be a little relieved, take an interim balance and say: Yes, for now the efforts on both sides have been worth it. Europe, its states and the Euro did not prostrate.

The Road to Euro-Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The European economic crisis with its high unemployment only stimulates more migration, which puts pressure on local labor markets and pushes the local working class further into the arms of the nationalist far-right.

This Country Will Vote On A $25 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business

The world's most expensive country may adopt the world's highest minimum wage on Sunday. Switzerland will vote on a measure to raise its minimum wa...

Coming on a Year After the Snowden Revelations, the Germans Are Still Less Than Satisfied with the U.S.

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

What the Germans came looking for in their visit was a no-spy agreement with the U.S., and indications are that they thought this was to be on the agenda for discussion. Where did they get the idea for this?

I Spy, You Spy: Limiting Government Surveillance of Private Citizens

Morton H. Halperin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Morton H. Halperin

The American government does seem to have wisely ended its practice of routinely seeking to listen in on the cell phone calls of friendly leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At their meeting in D.C., the two governments agreed to set up a working group. This bilateral group should consider a new approach to resolving this problem.

Beyonce In Her Underwear On Time's 100 Most Influential People Cover? Time Out!

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Mainstream Media, like Time Magazine, needs to be called out for how they continue to represent women, even as we enter the positions of greatest power.

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

Angela Driving

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Obama: U.S., Germany 'Not Perfectly Aligned' On NSA

AP | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) say their countries are still working on an a...

Uh Oh! Germans Go Soft On Sanctioning Russia

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

BERLIN— Angela Merkel is carrying a clear message from Germany's business lobby to the White House: No more sanctions....

Merkel Threatens New Russia Sanctions

AP | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union's foreign ministers will meet soon to consider further targeted sanctions agai...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/11/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.11.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Unless you've spent the past week underwater looking for Flight 370's black box, you probably know enough to score well on our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Obama Says U.S., Partners Must Be Ready To Sanction Russia Again

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked on Thursday about potential further sanctions for...

Car Bomb Explodes Outside Bank of Greece

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Suspected domestic terrorists exploded a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing d...

Angela Merkel Needs A Vacation

Posted 04.06.2014 | Comedy

Angela Merkel is sick of cleaning up everyone else's messes. After confirming that Vladimir Putin had begun a partial withdrawal of troops from the Uk...

From Government to Googlement: How to Protect Data

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Key players in the public and private sector are now working to protect their interests in a world that is shifting from government to "Googlement"-- driven by the unprecedented ability of companies to gather, store, and evaluate vast amounts of personal data. Adding to the challenge will be unabated progress on more invasive technologies such as biometrics, household robotics, smart homes, and connected cars, coupled with widespread adoption of cloud computing.

Yes, ICANN

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

Obama's Europe Ties Get New Test With Russia Dispute

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade alli...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 3/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 05.21.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

What's the bigger mystery: Flight 370's current location or Ukraine's future existence? See how well you've been following events by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Merkel: EU May Hit Russia With Economic Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, March 20 (Reuters) - European leaders will show they are ready to ramp up punitive measures against Russi...

Merkel: G8 Is Suspended, Thanks To Russia

AP | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union will impose more sanctions on Russia following its decision to annex Ukraine's...

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...